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Bernardo Bertolucci
Born March 16, 1940 (age 79)
Bernardo Bertolucci (born 16 March 1940) is an Italian director and screenwriter, whose films include The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris, 1900, The Last Emperor, The Sheltering Sky, Stealing Beauty and The Dreamers. In recognition of his work, he was presented with the inaugural Honorary Palme d'Or Award at the opening ceremony of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Since 1979, he has been married to screenwriter... full bio
The Dreamers
[2003]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 55min
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A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.
The Last Emperor
[1987]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 2h 43min
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The story of the final Emperor of China.
Stealing Beauty
[1996]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 1h 58min
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After her mother commits suicide, nineteen year old Lucy Harmon travels to Italy to have her picture painted. However, she has other reasons for wanting to go. She wants to renew her acquaintance with Nicolo Donati, a young boy with whom she fell in love on her last visit four years ago. She also is trying to solve the riddle left in a diary written by her dead mother, Sara.
Last Tango in Paris
[1972]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 2h 9min
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A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex.
Me and You
[2012]
 
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Movie | Drama, Family | 1h 43min
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An introverted teenager tells his parents he is going on a ski trip, but instead spends his time alone in a basement.
Little Buddha
[1993]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 3min
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Lama Norbu comes to Seattle in search of the reincarnation of his dead teacher, Lama Dorje. His search leads him to young Jesse Conrad, Raju, a waif from Kathmandu, and an upper class Indian girl. Together, they journey to Bhutan where the three children must undergo a test to prove which is the true reincarnation. Interspersed with this, is the story of Siddharta, later known as the Buddha. It traces... see more
1900
[1976]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, History | 5h 17min
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The epic tale of a class struggle in twentieth century Italy, as seen through the eyes of two childhood friends on opposing sides.
The Conformist
[1970]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 53min
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A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
The Sheltering Sky
[1990]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama | 2h 18min
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The American artist couple Port and Kit Moresby travel aimlessly through Africa, searching for new experiences that could give sense to their relationship. But the flight to distant regions only leads both deeper into despair.
Besieged
[1998]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 33min
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When an African dictator jails her husband, Shandurai goes into exile in Italy, studying medicine and keeping house for Mr. Kinsky, an eccentric English pianist and composer. She lives in one room of his Roman palazzo. He besieges her with flowers, gifts, and music, declaring passionately that he loves her, would go to Africa with her, would do anything for her. "What do you know of Africa?," she asks... see more
Luna
[1979]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 22min
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While touring in Italy, a recently-widowed American opera singer has an incestuous relationship with her 15-year-old son to help him overcome his heroin addiction.
Ten Minutes Older: The Cello
[2002]
 
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Movie | Drama, Musical, Romance | 2h 26min
Collection of short films the summaries of which include; a foreign man moving to Italy, getting married and having a child; a four split scene short involving plot-less images of old people with television sets for heads, a beautiful woman having sex, and overall confusion; and an old man reminiscing over his youth.
The Spider's Stratagem
[1970]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery | 1h 40min
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Athos Magnani, a young researcher, returns to Tara, where his father was killed before his birth, at the request of Draifa. The father, also named Athos Magnani and looking exactly like the son, was killed by a fascist in 1936 -- or so says Draifa (his mistress), the town statue, and everyone in town. As the son untangles the web of lies this story is constructed from, he finds himself ensnared in... see more
Before the Revolution
[1964]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 45min
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The study of a youth on the edge of adulthood and his aunt, ten years older. Fabrizio is passionate, idealistic, influenced by Cesare, a teacher and Marxist, engaged to the lovely but bourgeois Clelia, and stung by the drowning of his mercurial friend Agostino, a possible suicide. Gina is herself a bundle of nervous energy, alternately sweet, seductive, poetic, distracted, and unhinged. They begin... see more
The Grim Reaper
[1962]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 28min
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Near the Tiber river, in a Roman park, a prostitute was killed. The police tracks down people that were inside the park during that night. They are questioned and have to explain why they were there. One of them is the killer.
Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man
[1981]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 56min
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The son of the owner of a large Italian cheese factory is kidnapped, but as the factory is on the verge of bankruptcy the owner hatches a plan to use the ransom money as reinvestment in the factory.
Love and Anger
[1969]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 42min
Five short stories with contemporary settings. In New York, people are indifferent to derelicts sleeping on sidewalks, to a woman's assault in front of an apartment building, and to a couple injured in a car crash. A man, stripped of his identity, dies in bed with actors expressing his agony. A cheerful, innocent young man walking a city street in a time of war pays a price for this innocence. A couple... see more
Partner
[1968]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 45min
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Bernardo Bertolucci, along with co-scenarist Gianni Amico, used Dostoievski's 1846, pre-imprisonment novella The Double: A Petersburg Poem, which they moved to Italy and updated to the pro-Vietcong student-protest present,
La salute è malata
[1971]
 
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Documentary | 35min
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